Zach MinersU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

Zach Miners covers social networking, search, and general technology news for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.

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This startup promises a better way to buy or sell a used car

Shift's site lets buyers browse used cars that are vetted by mechanics

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Google-backed Magic Leap opens up to third-party developers

The company's SDK works with the Unreal and Unity game engines

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Pinterest turns its feed into a store with buyable pins

iPhone and iPad users will be able to buy items on Pinterest starting later this month.

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How you might get food delivered through Pinterest

Pinterest's platform could let third-party apps integrate delivery services into its site

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At Google I/O, no huge surprises but a honing of critical products

Highlights included new developments for mobile payments and the Internet of Things

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Google I/O 2015 in photos

Google's annual developer conference was big, weird, and futuristic. Here are some things that caught our eye.

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Google's Project Jacquard to make smart fabric for smart clothing, Levi's first official partner

Google showed off futuristic smart fabric at its I/O conference in San Francisco, called Project Jacquard.

Google to widen Maps' offline features

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Turn-by-turn navigation and local business reviews will be available without an Internet connection

Google teams with GoPro in broad virtual reality push

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Google is also opening its Cardboard VR device to iOS developers

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After medical marijuana, Sidecar eyes alcohol and pharmaceuticals

The ride-sharing startup has big ambitions in a hotly competitive field

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Judge classifies as class action an email scanning lawsuit against Yahoo

Plaintiffs allege that by scanning emails of people who don't use Yahoo Mail, the company violates federal and California wiretapping laws

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At Google I/O, Android may push deeper into the home

A new version of the mobile OS is said to target low-power devices with little memory.

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Oculus acquires image recognition startup Surreal Vision

The company's technology could help Oculus apps better mimic reality

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Google to change Maps search system after offensive White House results

Some searches for racist terms that previously triggered the White House now return nothing.

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PayPal hypes its mobile strengths ahead of IPO

One-third of all PayPal transactions now come from mobile, the company says